Quick project: Laptop Cover

felt flower applique

I’m starting to check things of my “to do” list. I even got to a non-quilting project: a laptop case! One of my best friends wanted me to make her a cover for her laptop using very old felt she had gotten from her grandfather. Thick green felt… and I was clueless as to what to do at first.

I started looking online for a pattern and found a few, but landed on this one by Amy a la Mode. I liked it because it was lined and good for thick fabric.

We have a very similar esthetic, so when I found some orange plaid wool in my scraps, I had to use them somehow and came up with a quick little appliqué flower.

Appliqué test:

applique test

I fused some interfacing on the back of the fabric to keep the edges from raveling. I sewed them on raw-edge style with a zigzag stitch. My friend really liked this flower so I had a direction to go in, but it still seemed a little bland on the green felt. So I pretended it was a quilt and free-motion-stitched all over:

laptop cover

The curly stitching really made it fun and look pretty nice!

laptop cover

This is the front – instead of buttons, I used a strip of felt with seam binding on the edges to make a loop for the flap to fold into. I put a couple wool circles on there too – just too cute not to.

laptop cover
laptop cover

This cover is fully lined with more of the green felt, so it is pretty sturdy and thick. It fit her laptop perfectly! Now I can work on some quilting without this little project looking at me all the time. 😉

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